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Vision problems after a traumatic brain injury, I don't see everything to the right as I can to the left by looking straight forward, anyway to repair?

Vision problems after a traumatic brain injury, I don't see everything to the right as I can to the left by looking straight forward, anyway to repair?

Assessment needed: Vision problems after tbi can occur at different levels, the eye itself or parts of the brain such as the optic nerves or occipital lobe of the brain. Neuro-opthalmologists may be hard to find, but this would be their particular area of expertise. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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My left arm is still paralysed from my previous brain injury, when will it come back to normal?

My left arm is still paralysed from my previous brain injury, when will it come back to normal?

It depends: There is a good chance that function will return over the next 6-12 months with a lot of physical therapy. However, you want to make certain that there is no spinal cord injury. If the injury is isolated to the brain (ie. No spinal cord injury), a ct or MRI maybe done to demonstrate the degree of brain injury and where it is present. This may help one to determine the the chance of recovery. ...Read more

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Can a brain injury on the left side cause pupil changes in the right eye?

Can a brain injury on the left side cause pupil changes in the right eye?

Yes, but....: If you are having these issues, you should be in an icu. This is serious. Pupil changes from head injuries are likely a precursor to a fatal event. If this is chronic, i rec a full neurological exam, then an eye exam by an md. ...Read more

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My head is hurting. I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

My head is hurting.  I've recently been recovering from a traumatic brain injury over a year ago. What is the problem.? Back left side of head hurts.

Postconcussive HA: Your headache may be what is referred to as part of a postconcussive syndrome. Or post dramatic headache. The good news is these headaches are generally self-limited which means they tend to go away on their own. The bad news, it can take time. A good neurologist or headache specialist is well-versed in treating these types of headaches. Seek one out and they should be able to help you. ...Read more

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I had a brain injury in oct of 2012 from an mva. I have partial paralysis on my left side. Are there any beneficial exercises to help get function bac?

I had a brain injury in oct of 2012 from an mva. I have partial paralysis on my left side. Are there any beneficial exercises to help get function bac?

Brain injury: The old adage "use it or lose it" is never more true than in brain injury. Think of your brain as a muscle. The more that a person uses their brain, the more adaptable and powerful it becomes. The brain is more rested in the morning so that is the best time to do exercises. Work with an occupational and/or physical therapist to develop exercises specific for your deficit. Practice daily. ...Read more

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I had a traumatic brain injury with damage to the right inferior frontal lobe and left parietal lobe. What are possible effects?

I had a traumatic brain injury with damage to the right inferior frontal lobe and left parietal lobe. What are possible effects?

Hard to say: It is hard to say. From your question, it sounds as though you had injury demonstrated either by ct scan or MRI scan. One may have no problems at all, it depends on the size of the injury and the exact location in these regions. If you are asking what these areas typically do: r frontal: smell, memory, impulse control, left sided movement. L parietal: speech, language, right sided movement. ...Read more

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I fractured c2&c3and had a sever brain injury that caused me to be in a comma for 6 days now 10 years later I am having sever pain behind my left eye,?

I fractured c2&c3and had a sever brain injury that caused me to be in a comma for 6 days now 10 years later I am having sever pain behind my left eye,?

Many reasons: Could be a post-traumatic headache syndrome, but cannot rule out presentation of glaucoma, or even sphenoid or ethmoid sinusitis. Unlikely to represent new brain complication. Also, unlikely, possible giant cell arteritis, but get some blood testing with sed rate just to be safe. ...Read more

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Slight and transit brain injury?

Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more

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Can you recover from brain-injury?

Can you recover from brain-injury?

Agree yes and no: Depends on severity - the more severe the injury - especially w/ lower glasgow coma scale scores, prolonged amnesia, internal bleeding, herniation, complications of hypoxia or anoxia, post-injury persisting seizures etc suggest there will be some permanent reisdual the extent of which will require neuropsychological and neurological assessment. Mild concussions can, but not always recover well. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Berry
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more